The Most Popular Gap Analysis Template

trusted in over 65,000 strategic projects
Powerful features

Matrix View

The SWOT Analysis template defaults to matrix view. You can switch easily between the three views or change the default.
Focus on the most important items

Plan View

The plan view enables you to add scores to each item and view the additional sub text for each section header.
Connect to sub-projects

Board View

The board view is great for SWOT brainstorming. You can toggle the scores on and off or drag and drop items.
Connect your projects with tags
Color Theme

Customization

Click on the section title and customize text, colors, and drag & drop to move items.
Customize your template color theme
Click Star to Vote

Voting

Vote on items by clicking the star icons, then set your sort by to "votes" in the project settings.
Prioritize your SWOT by Votes
Embedded Notes

Notes

Add rich notes to any item by clicking on the notes icon when adding an item to your project.
Add embedded notes
Expand Items

Align

Set the focus to prioritize on what matters most. Click the expand icon to view all items.
Sub-Projects

Sub Projects

Type / forward slash in an item field to select a sub-project to link to your project.
Connect with Tags

Tags

Connect all your projects with tags, click the drop-down arrow to view connected projects.
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The Strategic Alignment Playbook

Alignment Planning: Every team member will complete the following on a quarterly motion. View playbook.

MISSION

Define a purpose-driven mission and bold vision for your organization, team, project, or role
Group Planning: Have each team member create a team mission and link each team member's mission to the "team missions" section. Make sure you are aligned. Review and reconfirm quarterly.
Create Mission
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SWOT

Next, analyze your current situation vs your team mission? Perform a SWOT Analysis.
Group Planning: Aggregate the top 3 items of each section of each Team SWOT into an aggregate company SWOT. Then, use the stars and have each person vote on top 4 items per section, discuss. Break into groups to draft conclusions.
Create SWOT

PLAN

Next, your SWOT Analysis conclusion becomes your top 3-4 priorities you must focus on to advance your mission. Add these as your Plan objectives.
Group Planning: Have each team member create a team plan once the high level objectives have been set. Team member's top objectives typically roll up into the high level plan as key results. Link the Sub-plans from the company plan.
Create Plan

TOP 6

Next, each week discuss each team members Top 6 most important priorities for the week, as mapped to the high level strategic plan objectives. View example.
Group Planning: Have each team member complete a team Weekly Top 6 with their team. Leaders then enter their top 6 into aggregated company plan.
Create TOP 6

RETRO

Lastly, perform a quarterly Retrospective. Look at what went well, not so well, what you learned. Add insights to your quarterly SWOT.
Group Planning: Aggregating Top 3 items of each section of each Team RETRO into aggregate company RETRO. Then, use the stars and have each person vote on top 4 items per section.
Create RETRO

Execute with the Alignment Rhythm

Weekly Top 6
Weekly Operating Meeting
Weekly All-Hands
Open-Hands Live
Monthly Alignment Reviews
Quarterly Alignment Planning
Quarterly Business Review
Annual Financial Model
Annual Kickoff
Special Projects Teams
View Alignment Playbook
M1
Week 1
  • Quarterly Alignment Plan Final Results with scores, color, quarterly wins via slides
  • Present Draft Quarterly Plan Objectives
Week 2
  • Present FINAL Quarterly Plan
Week 3
Week 4
  • Hard final push
M2
Week 1
  • Monthly Alignment Plan Full Update with Result scores, color forecast, monthly wins slides
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
  • Hard final push
M3
Week 1
  • Monthly Alignment Plan Full Update with Result scores, color forecast, monthly wins slides
  • Teams perform SWOTS
  • Financial model metrics re-confirmed and owned by leaders
Week 2
  • Leadership Reviews and prioritizes Aggregated SWOT, objectives drafted
Week 3
  • Teams draft their Alignment plans with thier teams
Week 4
  • Hard final push
  • Teams present their plans. Team objectives aggregated into company Alignment Plan.
The Alignment Strategy Platform helps teams design smart, purpose-driven plans and share rich, collaborative updates.

The Alignment Strategy Platform

trusted in over 65,000 strategic projects
Color Theme

Customize Your Colors

Click on the section title and customize text, colors, and drag & drop to move items.
Customize your template color theme
Click Star to Vote

Collaborative Voting

Vote on items by clicking the star icons, then set your sort by to "votes" in the project settings.
Prioritize your SWOT by Votes
Embedded Notes

Smart Notes

Add rich notes to any item by clicking on the notes icon when adding an item to your project.
Add embedded notes
Expand Items

Focus Modes

Set the focus to prioritize how many items are visible. Click the expand icon to view all items.
Focus on the most important items
Sub-Projects

Connect Sub-Projects

Type / forward slash in an item field to select a sub-project to link to your project.
Connect to sub-projects
Connect with Tags

Organize with Tags

organize all your projects with tags, click the drop-down arrow to view connected projects.
Connect your projects with tags

The Alignment Playbook

Explore the Alignment Playbook

One-screen strategic plan
to keep everyone aligned

Drive team alignment by having everyone on the same page
Cascade Plans
Connect strategic plans by typing '/' and cascade your projects.
Add notes to strategic objectives
Add strategic details and updates with embedded smart notes
Kanban Board

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planning process with tags

Group strategy
and see real-time strategic updates
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